Tipping Point Film Fund has joined forces with Christian Aid and the African Development Forum to create the ADF Progressive Forum – a ‘third space’ where, via film and new media, those who believe in humanity and the betterment of society can engage with the key issues affecting the African continent, learn how they interconnect with the UK, and become challenged to act outside of the traditional constructs and notions of the church.
The ADF Progressive Forum launches in April at venues in London and Birmingham. The pre-election events – invitation here – will discuss ‘how can faith make a difference to local, national and international politics?’ and will include a screening of Dr. Robert Beckford’s recent BBC2 programme God Bless You Barack Obama with panel discussion led by Dr. Robert Beckford.
The African Development Forum exists primarily to mobilise the African and Caribbean Christian community and wider Diaspora to confront and respond to poverty by challenging unjust structural systems which keep millions of Africans poor.
Birmingham, Sunday 18th April, 3-6pm
Venue – The Drum, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4UU
Panelists – Dr Robert Beckford, Patrick Augustus, Bishop Dr Joe Aldred, Karen Hamilton
London, Sunday 25th April, 3.30-6.30pm
Venue – The Brix at St Matthews, Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1JF
Panelists – Dr. Robert Beckford, Dr. Lez Henry, Adjoa Andoh, Winsome-Grace Cornish